Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Pinterest Addiction

     I have finally made my way to Pinterest!  Oh my gosh!  This site has me written all over it.  Pure eye candy for those of us who are visually motivated.  If you haven't checked it out yet, please do.  In the search box, type in something that interests you, like crafts, crochet, home, trees, food, whatever makes your heart sing.  Then sit back and click like crazy.  You will be rewarded with beautiful pictures that will make your eyes really smile.  I just joined last week and have spent way too much time pinning photos.  I'll slow down eventually but I'm just trying to get some boards established.  I think I will have to set a timer and allow myself about 10 minutes to pin or I could sit with some sweet tea and pin for hours-which I don't have time for.  I wonder if I could find a job that pays me  for simply pinning!
     Here's a little piece of advice if you start a Pinterest account of your own.  When I set up my boards I started with broad topics.  Now that I'm farther along in the process I have narrowed the boards down a bit.  For instance, one of my boards I called "CraftFabulous" and I pinned many crafty things that I love.  Now I wish I had subdivided those items a little farther and had separate  boards for crochet, embroidery, felt etc.  I may have to go back at some point and amend those original boards.
     So, go check it out and have fun with it.  If you are interested in checking out my pics you will find them under "The Pattern Shack".  Happy pinning!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

More Joy From the Fair/Plug for 4-H

If you didn't make it to the fair this year you can visit vicariously below.  But first, I would like to sing praises  for    4-H.  Even though most of the pics I have shared are of the livestock,(cuz I love the critters) 4- H is so much more than animals.  It's leadership, citizenship, music, rocketry, animal/entomology/ projects, writing, art, crafts, Lego building, food, photography, sewing, technology, entrepreneurship, shooting sports etc. etc.  So if you know of a child who perhaps, isn't big into sports but loves to do a lot of other activities, check out 4-H.  It might be just what that child needs to blossom.  It's the best kept secret out there!  Ok, I'll get off my soapbox and show those pics.

Thought I'd share a few more fair pics for all you farmy types.

                      Monster Truck Night

                             Mini Horses

                            Rocket Launch


                           More Mini's